Deirdre Grant

Chief Executive Officer

I was motivated to volunteer with ARC in 2009 when I heard Dr Vincent Carroll, a member of ARC’s Board of Directors, talk about the wonderful centre that offers support, counselling and complementary therapies to people affected by cancer free of charge! Since day one, I have been humbled by the by the strength and motivation of our clients and inspired by the professionalism, dedication and compassion that my colleagues bring to work each day. I began formally working in ARC a few months later and never looked back. The numbers availing of our support services are rising exponentially and the number of services we offer is constantly expanding, so it is a very busy and very rewarding place to work as I see daily the impact of the services we provide, which are only possible because of the funds raised by our generous supporters.

Having completed a Bachelor of Business Studies in TCD, Deirdre then completed a Masters in Business Studies  (1st class Hons) in the Michael Smurfit School of Business, UCD, and went on to gain widespread experience working in several sectors. It was while studying a Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine that she met Dr Vincent Carroll who introduced her to ARC.

ARC Cancer support Centre,

65 Eccles St,

Dublin 7

Tel: 01 830 7333


"The reflexology was a great comfort and I really enjoyed the hours for myself in trying times."

Angela - ARC client

"I'm back at work, going running and taking a bit more time for myself. I am just getting on with life."

Gemma - ARC client

"Cancer touches everyone's life and volunteering with ARC creates a positive mindset from which many things are possible."

Edel O'Leary - Head of Marketing, Ulster Bank Ireland Ltd

"ARC supported me and my partner in my hour of need. I now just want to give something back."

Elizabeth - ARC volunteer

"To everyone at ARC - for being the essence of human kindness and compassion; for giving me a sense of sanity in a world that had fallen apart."

Mary - Counselling

"ARC is such a very special, beautiful place and a joy to enter every time. It is a privilege to be met by such wonderful and committed people...this dedication and support and love is not, or could ever be, taken for granted."

Geraldine - Relaxation and Visualisation